protested against the Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno government’s cancellation of fuel subsidies led to soaring oil prices, police and demonstrators broke out in the National Assembly today.
Agence France-Presse reported that at the same time as the latest violence broke out, thousands of demonstrators flocked to the capital, Quito, and will go to the streets tomorrow to protest against soaring oil prices.
According to the Ecuavisa channel, demonstrators successfully broke through the blockade of the Capitol, many of them were aboriginal men with sticks and whip.
Demonstrators rushed into the conference room to occupy the podium, but after a few minutes they were driven away by security forces.
After the riot police used the tear gas, they finally dispersed the demonstrators.
The demonstrators tried to capture the National Assembly yesterday. Moreno announced on the 3rd that after the country entered a state of emergency, the government headquarters was moved to the port city of Guayaquil.
Demonstrations against oil prices soared for a week, resulting in a one-third reduction in oil production in this South American country.
The Ecuadorian Ministry of Energy said today that after the occupation of three Amazon oil facilities, oil production fell by 31%.